Super Mario Maker – Games of 2015

There were a lot of reasons to doubt Nintendo in 2015. I’ve never been more worried about a major Mario release than I was for Super Mario Maker. Despite being indoctrinated since before Issue #1 of Nintendo Power, I still hadn’t learned to trust the plumber and I didn’t want Mario Maker to be half-assed…. Continue reading

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Games of 2015

I mean, it worked. I tried Puzzle & Dragons a couple of years ago on my iPhone because I heard it was the biggest game in Japan at the time and it didn’t set my world on fire. Add Mario though, and apparently its worth losing all kinds of sleep over. Ok, the Puzzle & Dragons… Continue reading

E3 15: Recap Show

E3 2015 started a few days early this year and never let up. What just happened? Justin, Aaron, Cole, and Josh relive the highs and lows of the press conferences, find their favorite games, and makes some predictions for 2016. This is a special event podcast episode for E3 2015. If you want to see… Continue reading

Played Splatoon – You Are What You Ink

Leave it to Nintendo to tackle the multiplayer scene with one of the strangest takes on online shooters since the warfare between plants and zombies. Splatoon, a new joint from the Big N, pits teams of squid-kid hybrids (called inklings) against each other in skirmishes less about mindless murder and more about territorial vandalism. It’s quite… Continue reading

Game Curious Splatoon – You’ve Got Ink On You

It’s been a while since I was actually interested in a multiplayer game with random strangers from the start. Usually I’ll warm up with some friends and if I like it enough, I’ll go public. Nintendo had my best interests in mind with Splatoon because it turns out that playing a fun game with other… Continue reading

Hey! Remember! Play It Loud Game Boys

As the world’s go-to 7 year-old for pretty much everything, I had strong opinions about the Game Boy when it was released. Mainly that the Game Boy only plays baby games that weren’t cool enough to be on my “Intendo.” Or it could have been that I was jealous because the only Game Boy in my… Continue reading

Game Association: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy (NES)

In 1989 Tecmo published the action platformer Ninja Gaiden on the NES. It went on to spawn two more sequels on the console. The series stars Ryu Hayabusa, dramatic cutscenes, and a ridiculous difficulty. Ninja Gaiden Trilogy on the NES = Cole – That’s really sad that dude’s dad had to die. – Shouldn’t Ryu’s dad have taken… Continue reading

One Answer: Zelda on Netflix Will Be Awesome?

Nintendo and Netflix are working together to develop a live-action series for The Legend of Zelda franchise. Hoo-boy, people had opinions on this. I, myself, shot the whole thing down from the get go. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this project could be shut down at any moment but maybe, just maybe, it survives and… Continue reading

Backlog Commando Kenny Played The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

I try not to gush too much, but if you listened to the podcast, I gushed all over A Link Between Worlds. I love Zelda, but the last few outings haven’t really done it for me. Skyward Sword was slow, plodding, and held back by motion controls; Twilight Princess was… well, just totally expected. Listen to… Continue reading

Backlog Commando Cole Played The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The saying “familiarity breeds contempt” often holds true when sequels don’t expand much on the predecessor, but that couldn’t be further from the truth with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. After enough time, familiarity can turns into nostalgia and little callbacks to the original game lead to knowing smiles. A Link Between Worlds… Continue reading

Played The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – To The Past

A cross country flight and not feeling my other game options led me back to Link. It had been a long time old friend. Of course I couldn’t just pick up where I left off on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, I had to start the game over because that’s what I do. The game… Continue reading